Projects Through The Years: 2012 in video

Remember this series? Bringing it back. 2012 was a great year. I had a photo in 5×5 magazine, we got to spend time with good friends, I had jury duty and didn’t expire from the experience, we took a mini-vacation and pretended to be tourists in our own city for our anniversary, I turned 27 and had a dinosaur themed birthday party, and I started a video project on my birthday in August that led me to shoot a few seconds of video everyday for the next year (that will be my next post in this series!)

Projects throughout the years: A picture a day in 2011.

2011 was a good year. We had a blizzard, I learned to crochet, we took a train to San Antonio and all year, we celebrated lots of life with lots of family. Looking through the photos for this year feels extra bittersweet to me.

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sixteen

twenty

thirty-five

forty-nine

sixty-three

seventy-one

eighty-three

ninety-two

one-hundred & thirty

one-hundred & thirty-three

one-hundred & thirty-four

one-hundred & forty-seven

one-hundred & fifty-five

one-hundred & fifty-seven

one-hundred & sixty

one-hundred & sixty-two

one-hundred & sixty-four

one-hundred & seventy-six

one-hundred & eighty-five

blue broom, bristles // two-hundred & seventeen

two-hundered & nineteen

two-hundred & twenty-eight

two-hundred & thirty-five

two-hundred & thirty-six

two-hundred & thirty-seven

two-hundred & forty-two

two-hundred & seventy-six

three-hundred

three-hundred & twelve

three-hundred & fourteen

three-hundred & fifteen

three-hundred & twenty-seven

Today we are going to say goodbye to this amazing lady. The sky is currently gray, and rain is slowly dripping off the eaves, and off the eaves of her house next door, too, which gives me a feeling. I feel so grateful to her for the part she did in raising Shaun, and for all the times she simply called me “granddaughter.” I feel lucky that I got to eat her chocolate pie, that I sleep most nights under one of her quilts, and that the last time I saw her she squeezed me so tight, still so strong, and told me she loved me. Goodbye Grandma, I love you too.

 

Projects throughout the years: A Picture a Day 2009

2009 started out rough. What I remember most about the beginning of the year was how Shaun took care of me. My dad had just died and I felt very helpless and brokenhearted. Shaun spent a lot of the school break packing me and my cameras into the car and driving me to pretty places to distract me with photography, like he had perfectly intuited what I needed at that moment. The whole world felt different. I felt so broken, but also braver. My dad dying was (and still is) the worst thing that had ever happened in my life and I had faced it and my anxiety wasn’t so scary anymore. I spent some time wallowing in the groove on the couch created by my grief-stricken Lord of The Rings marathons, yes, but I came out stronger than ever. I also think my photography became more important, it had more purpose, I wanted to capture every single thing about my life, and preserve it forever.

January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009

January 7, 2009

January 7, 2009

January 14, 2009

January 14, 2009

January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

January 22, 2009

January 22, 2009

January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

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February 3, 2009

February 16, 2009

February 16, 2009

February 21, 2009

February 21, 2009

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

April 3, 2009

April 3, 2009

April 4, 2009

April 4, 2009

April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009

June 10, 2009

June 10, 2009

June 12, 2009

June 12, 2009

June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009

July 4, 2009

July 4, 2009

August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009

August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009

September 5, 2009

September 5, 2009

September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009

October 9, 2009

October 9, 2009

October 13, 2009

October 13, 2009

October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009

November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009

November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

November 22, 2009

November 22, 2009

December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009

December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009

December 18, 2009

December 18, 2009

December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009

Projects throughout the years, A Picture a Day, 2008

2008 is a hard year to write about. We started the year at Disney World, and that was wonderful. I had just quit my job to focus on our home and my photography full time.  In October my dad entered the hospital, he never left. On December 14, 2008, he died.  Even before that, it had felt like a hard year, my anxiety was very bad.

Through all of this, I kept up a daily photo project, and in August, on my 23rd birthday, I started a 365 self portrait project as well (I’ll do a post about that in a bit.) I did them concurrently and didn’t miss a day of either project (though on hard days I did overlap and use one photo for both sets.) There was something therapeutic about creating something during this time, or anyway, it was a good distraction.

It’s hard for me to revisit some of these, but here are the highlights and milestones of 2008:

January 1, 2008 – Disney World!

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February 24, 2008

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March 21, 2008

I have never been so keyed up

April 4, 2008

the dad

April 19, 2008 – Herbal Affair with my parents, Smena 8M 35mm

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May 1, 2008

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May 6, 2008

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May 17, 2008 – Tulsa during Mayfest

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July 4, 2008

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August 5, 2008 – OKCMOA with Shaun’s parents 

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August 21, 2008

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September 22, 2008 

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October 18, 2008

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October 25, 2008 – hospital wall, the day after my dad was admitted.

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November 4, 2008 – hospital laundry room.

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December 2, 2008

112. a picture of you

December 14, 2008 – an hour before my dad died.

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December 27, 2008 – after my dad died I wasn’t really afraid of anything anymore. we walked around town with fake mustaches on. People passing us seemed really happy about it, that was a good feeling.

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December 31, 2008 – nothing special, just the end of the set.

2015: *a photo retrospective*

January

Putting away Christmas, going for walks around town, working on my smash journal, and starting our ’52 weeks of us’ project.

Day 37: #100happydays

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five months into 30 before 30
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February

Puppies, a new camera, and snow!

One-Hundred & Sixty-Three

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2 : <3

One-Hundred & Eighty-Two

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Grandma Norma’s 100th Birthday

My husband’s Grandma turned 100 on Monday!


She is one of the kindest people I have ever known and I feel so, so lucky to have had her in my life these past 11 years.